Asia-Pacific leaders condemn war, renew calls for open trade

Nov 18, 2022, 10:44 PM | Updated: Nov 19, 2022, 10:50 am
Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the...

Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

(AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

BANGKOK (AP) — Leaders from around the Asia-Pacific called for an end to Russia’s war on Ukraine and pledged to steer the region’s economies toward sustainable growth as they wrapped up summit meetings Saturday.

Host Thailand garnered a diplomatic coup in managing to bridge divisions among the 21 members of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum by saying that most members had condemned the war. Russia is an APEC member, as is China, which generally has refrained from criticizing Moscow.

The declaration issued by APEC leaders acknowledged differing views on the war and said the forum, which is devoted largely to promoting trade and closer economic ties, was not a venue for resolving such conflicts.

But it noted that the conflict and other security issues “can have significant consequences for the global economy.”

The leaders’ statement said most members had strongly condemned the war in Ukraine, stressing that it is causing immense human suffering and worsening inflation, supply chain troubles, food insecurity and financial risks.

Like a statement issued by the Group of 20 leading economies in Bali, Indonesia, earlier this week, it echoed the wording of a March 2 United Nations General Assembly resolution that “deplores in the strongest terms the aggression by the Russian Federation against Ukraine and demands its complete and unconditional withdrawal from the territory of Ukraine.”

The meetings Saturday wrapped up a flurry of events in Southeast Asian countries this week that gave leaders opportunities for face-to-face talks that have been rare in the past two years of pandemic precautions.

Much of the activity at such summits occurs on the sidelines and in the interludes before and after the formal meetings.

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris and Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke briefly on Saturday before the final APEC meeting began. Harris reiterated President Joe Biden’s call, made in a meeting with Xi at the G-20, for both sides to keep lines of communication open.

Xi said he viewed his talks with Biden as a step toward a “next stage” in ties between the two largest economies, according to a Chinese government summary of the meeting.

Relations have deteriorated recently amid friction over trade and technology, Chinese claims on the separately governed island of Taiwan, human rights and other issues. But Harris told Xi the U.S. “does not seek confrontation or conflict with China.”

She received a “handover” in the form of a symbolic “chalom” bamboo basket from the APEC host, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha. The U.S. will host next year’s APEC summit in San Francisco, with preliminary meetings to be held in other cities throughout the year.

Though summit meetings are often sidetracked by other more urgent concerns, APEC’s long-term mission is promoting closer economic ties, and Prayuth opened Saturday’s meeting by urging the leaders to push ahead with APEC’s agenda of free trade in the Pacific region.

“We have to give priority to turning this plan into action,” he said.

Security risks are not on the formal APEC agenda, but Prayuth said North Korea’s numerous recent missile launches were discussed and “everybody shares concern on that issue.”

On Friday, Harris and leaders of Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea met separately to air concerns about the North’s launch earlier in the day of an intercontinental ballistic missile that landed near Japan’s northern island of Hokkaido.

Both at APEC in Thailand and at the G-20 meeting in Indonesia, officials appear to have chosen to agree to disagree about the war in Ukraine while voicing anguish over its deepening impact. In both Bangkok and Bali, countries that have refused to condemn the invasion refrained from blocking the release of statements harshly criticizing Moscow.

APEC members account for nearly four of every 10 people and almost half of world trade. Much of APEC’s work is technical and incremental, carried out by senior officials and ministers, covering areas such as trade, forestry, health, food, security, small- and medium-size enterprises and women’s empowerment.

The leaders’ declaration released Saturday also called for promoting more use of clean energy and more secure, environmentally sustainable food systems, among an array of goals that also address illegal, unregulated and unauthorized fishing, illegal logging, marine waste, improvements to public health and better access to vaccinations.

Other APEC members include Brunei, Chile, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan and Vietnam.

Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen was to represent the Association of Southeast Asian Nations but did not attend after getting COVID-19.

The summit venue, at Bangkok’s main convention center near a vast parkland, was cordoned off with some streets closed to traffic. Riot police stood guard behind barricades at major intersections to keep protesters well away.

On Friday, police clashed in another area of Bangkok with demonstrators who took the opportunity of the APEC meeting to renew calls for democratic reforms in Thailand and accuse the government of promoting policies to APEC that favor big business over ordinary people. Several people were injured and a number of arrests made.

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Associated Press journalists Elaine Kurtenbach, Tian McLeod Ji, Grant Peck, Jerry Harmer and Tassanee Vejpongsa contributed to this report.

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              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Japan's Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, speaks during a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, shakes hands with Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit in Bangkok, Thailand, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris, left, and Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha hold a Chalom, a bamboo basket symbolizing the "handing over of the baton", as the U.S. is the next summit host during the closing of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha offers the traditional Thai greetings gesture as addresses a press conference during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping attends a meeting with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Chinese President Xi Jinping, left, meets with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha, on the sidelines of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, at the Government House, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Athit Perawongmetha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman shakes hands with Thailand's Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha at Goverment House in Bangkok, Friday, Nov. 18, 2022, during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit. (Lillian Suwanrumpha/Pool Photo via AP)
            
              Thailand's Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha arrives to attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP)
            China's President Xi Jinping arrives for the Economic Leaders Meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP) Australia's Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, center, arrives for the Economic Leaders Meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP) Russia's Deputy Prime Minister Andrey Belousov arrives for the Economic Leaders Meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Jack Taylor/Pool Photo via AP) Chinese President Xi Jinping, center left, and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, arrive to attend the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool) Japanese Prime Minister  Fumio Kishida arrives for the APEC Economic Leaders Meeting during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, APEC summit, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2022, in Bangkok, Thailand. (Haiyun Jiang/The New York Times via AP, Pool)

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